Filmed on the farm of Gerald "Red" Markham, near Whitewater, Wisconsin, and narrated by Red's son Dale. He notes that Spring is a busy time of the year on a farm, but especially on a dairy farm that has many acres to be cultivated, fertilized, and planted in field corn as well as sweet corn. There are also trips to town, meetings of the LaGrange Four-H club, and a birthday party. Dale Markham went on to play in the National Football League: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Markham... Topics: encyclopedia britannica, spring, farm
'Otra Carta' was the final film in the 'La Familia Fernández' series of 54 Spanish language instruction films distributed by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films (EB) in 1965, produced by Milan Herzog and directed by Irving Rusinow. The curriculum developer was John W. Oller. Here, various sites in Mexico City are shown, including the relatively traffic-free Avenida de la Reforma, and and the flower-laden boats of Xochimilco. For more on EB's foreign-language instruction films of the early 1960s,... Topic: Encyclopedia Britannica Films
This film follows a rural family to a county fair, showing scenes of horse races, concessions, corn judging contests and tractor demonstrations; Gerald "Red" Markham farm near town of Whitewater, near LaGrange, Walworth Co. Wisconsin. The children are Dale, Pam, Steve. Tom Smith made four films in this series. Farm Family in Autumn, Farm Family in Spring, Farm Family in Summer, and Farm Family in Winter, all available to see in the Academic Film Archive of North America collection on... Topics: farm, tom smith, encyclopedia britannica
The 'Je Parle Français' series of French Language Instruction films was filmed in 1960-61 and produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Film's Milan Herzog in conjunction with Otterbein College professor La Velle Rosselot, and Georges Matoré, Dean of the Language & Civilization Dept, Sorbonne. Rosselot was the prime educational consultant and curriculum developer for the film project. Her father was a history professor at Otterbein, and her brother Gerald was one of the founders of Scientific... Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica, Milan Herzog, Language Instruction, French
A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin. This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is... Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, William Deneen, Samuel Bronston, Latin dialogue
This film uses a large collection of paintings on the French and Indian War to offer a vivid and realistic picture of key episodes, places, and people. It explains some of the differences between French and English colonial policy and ways of life, depicting the battle for Quebec in detail, including the deaths of Montcalm and Wolfe.The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard. Topics: french and indian war, US History, Encyclopedia Britannica
The SCF (Sectional Center Facility) machine allows specially trained postal clerks to visually can one letter per second, then strike three keys to encode the last three digits of a zip code. It's mindless work, and it's just one of the facets of postal distribution shown in this decades-old film. Here, we witness a true story about a boy with a hearing disability and his correspondence with running back Larry Brown of the Washington Redskins,a professional football player who has the same... Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Irving Rusinow, Postal Service, NFL, Washington Redskins, Larry Brown
This film describes how Puerto Rico, with too many people and too few resources, created an industrial economy and emerged from colonial rule to self - government. Governor Luis Muños Marin here decsribes his "Operation Bootstrap" program, interviewed on-camera with director Bill Deneen. The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard. Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, William Deneen, Puerto Rico, Luis Muños Marin, Operation Bootstrap
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